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Name of source: AP
SOURCE: AP (6-29-10)
Tuesday's court session was canceled after Demjanjuk, a former Ohio autoworker deported from the U.S. to Germany in May 2009 to stand trial, was hospitalized with dangerously low blood hemoglobin levels.
Demjanjuk suffers from a number of ailments and sessions have been canceled at least eight times since the trial began Nov. 30 — usually for issues with his hemoglobin levels.
Presiding Judge Ralph Alt said the Munich university clinic where Demjanjuk was being treated reported that the defendant's hemoglobin level registered 7.7. Doctors during the trial have testified normal levels are about 14 to 18....
Name of source: The Daily Caller (OH)
SOURCE: The Daily Caller (OH) (6-30-10)
While most speakers who participate in the summer lecture series discuss what it’s like working in Washington or use the time to motivate the internship class, some who were present during the Tuesday meeting said Brown took the opportunity to launch what they considered to be “a partisan attack.”
“He said that people who were opposed to health-care reform were similar to the bigots and racists that were against desegregation reform,” a Republican congressional intern who attended the lecture told The Daily Caller. The intern requested not to be named. “It was ridiculous,” he added....
Name of source: Gulf Times (Qatar)
SOURCE: Gulf Times (Qatar) (6-29-10)
The seven binders of papers were accumulated by prison authorities when Hitler was serving 13 months in jail 1923-24 and writing his book Mein Kampf....
Name of source: WaPo
SOURCE: WaPo (7-1-10)
She grew up here on the island of Okinawa. Her mother was Japanese, and her father was an American who served in the U.S. Army, came to Okinawa, fell in love, fell out of love, then fell out of touch.
"I had plans to track him down, find him and punch him in the face," said Tomlinson, 22. "I just wanted to figure out my identity."
Tomlinson's family tensions illustrate the complex cultural clashes that dominate the politics of Okinawa and, lately, relations between what have been the world's two largest economies as they cope with a rising China and a belligerent North Korea.
For the more than 60 years since the end of World War II, native Okinawans and U.S. troops stationed on nearby bases have developed deep, passionate and generation-spanning ties that complicate political and diplomatic debates about the future of the U.S. military here....
SOURCE: WaPo (6-30-10)
The prehistoric sperm whale grew to between 13 and 18 meters (up to 60 feet) long, not unusual by today's standards. But unlike modern sperm whales, Leviathan melvillei, named for Herman Melville, sported vicious, tusk-like teeth some 36 centimeters (14 inches) long....